Rapper Joyner Lucas recently dropped the visuals for his track “I’m Not Racist,” and it’s got a lot of people talking online. The video features a sit down between a Trump supporter and Lucas, in which they delve into the brutal race conversation a lot of people in the country so desperately shy away from.
The rapper’s track serves as voice over for both parties as they hash out their differences. In the six-minute video, Lucas and a white Trump supporter donning a MAGA hat sit across from each other in a vacant room.
Without much of a pause, the aggressive white male begins expressing his issues with Black people living in America. “With all due respect, I don’t have pity for you Black n****rs, that’s the way I feel / Screamin’ “Black Lives Matter,” all the Black guys rather be deadbeats than pay your bills / Yellin’ ‘N****r, this’ and ‘N****r, that’ / Call everybody ‘n****r’ and get a ‘n****r mad / As soon as I say ‘n***er,’ then everyone react / And wanna swing at me and call me racist ’cause I ain’t Black,” he raps. He continues, expressing sentiments that sound all too familiar. “I’m not racist, my sister’s boyfriend is Black.”
Then it becomes Joyner’s turn. The artist explains the problems he has the opposing group, touching on topics like the “All Live Matter” chant and the unnecessary use of the N-word. “With all disrespect, I don’t really like you white motherf**kers, that’s just where I’m at / Screaming ‘All Lives Matter’ is a protest to my protest, what kind of s**t is that?,” he spits. “And that’s one war you’ll never win / The power in the word ‘n***a’ is a different sin / We shouldn’t say it but we do, and that s**t’s what it is / But that don’t mean that you can say it just ’cause you got n***a friends.”
By the end of the video, the man removes his MAGA hat and the two eventually hug. While this may be the ending we would love to see, some viewers have criticized the rapper for being unrealistic. The video’s final remarks, however, may explain what he was going for. “We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us,” the video reads at the end.
Check out the whole video for “I’m Not Racist” below.